10 notoriously overpaid jobs

Before you can decide which jobs are overpaid, you need to know the national average salary. For 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average worker earned $53,621. Some jobs that require advanced skills command higher salaries and are not necessarily "overpaid." But an assessment of which jobs are legitimately overpaid requires some level of subjectivity — which you might disagree with, especially if you benefit from such a high salary. Here's a list of jobs that might qualify, based on a comparison of average salaries both within and outside of specific industries.

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